Prince, 1980. Photo by Deborah Feingold.
On shooting Prince:
"I was shooting for The Soho Weekly News and I got a call from them saying they wanted me to shoot a concert at The Bottom Line. I loved that venue. The editors said to me, ‘This is this guy from Minneapolis. There’s a lot of buzz on him so get some concert shots. And try to go backstage.’ I was freaking out because no one had arranged it. I was a mess. I kept thinking, ‘Oh my god, I have to ask them [to go backstage]? What if they say "no"?’ So I went backstage and a big guy opened the door and I say in a high-pitched voice, ‘I’m from the Soho Weekly News, can I take a shot of Prince?’ He said, ‘Prince doesn’t do backstage photos.’ So I go back to the pit and later feel a tap on my shoulder and it was the guy, who signaled me with his index finger to go backstage. He said, ‘You were so nice about that, why don’t you come backstage and take a few photos.’ They put us in a tiny room, just me and him. I was very nervous. I get Prince on the couch and shoot him horizontally, vertically, tight shots. We didn’t talk. And then I look at him and go, ‘Why don’t you take a picture of me?’ So now I have a photo of me by Prince."